With the Christmas party season upon us, we asked student Victoria Konash to give us her top tips for easily taking a look from day to night – so even if you’re heading straight out from the office this December, you can still look fabulous!
Every woman has had this dilemma of what to wear if you work during the day and have a party to attend in the evening when you have no time in between to run home and get changed! There are very simple ways to transform your outfit from day to night. My main rule is – choose pieces that you love, dresses, skirts, trousers that you feel good in, change the way you wear them, and you’re done!
Follow these 5 tips to effortlessly take your look from day to night:
Wear something simple and dress it up for the evening
Take some smart-casual trousers. Dress them up by simply changing the top, adding some stunning earrings and/or a statement necklace, switch your shoes and handbag and you will look fabulous for your party!
Master the art of dressing down
If you have a smart dress you would love to wear for your night out, you can cover the top part with a casual jacket and a scarf. With an everyday handbag and shoes, a smart dress can easily look casual enough for the office. For the evening, you simply need to lose the jacket and scarf and add your favorite glamorous accessories.
Choose something that will look great both day and night
I don’t know about you, but I have a few go-to outfits that I know I always feel good in. An easy way to transition from day to night is to choose one of these and make small changes, like adding a bright lipstick and painting your nails before you leave the office.
Wear mid-low heeled shoes with your outfit
You don’t always need to change your shoes – a pair of mid to low heeled shoes or sandals will look great for any occasion. A block heel is also a great choice to take you from day to night as it offers a little more comfort and stability.
Pop some really glamorous jewelry in your handbag
A simple black and white office dress can be transformed into evening wear by adding beautiful faux gold accessories. Heels and a small handbag will complete the look.
Build a classic capsule wardrobe
Style never goes out of fashion. When shopping, try to go for classic, stylish pieces that you can easily mix and match. The different combinations will allow you to create a fresh look for any occasion without running up the credit card bills – and it’ll help cut waste!
With some tips and tricks, and just a few extra accessories in your bag, you can transform your day outfit into the perfect party look. And remember, watching current trends are great, but feeling comfortable and confident in what you wear, even if it’s not on-trend, is much better and more important. Combine what you have, stay ethical and think twice before you buy something new. You don’t have to break the bank to look gorgeous!